Karen Saunders is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, with degrees in Biology and Physical Therapy. Her twenty-year career working with severely injured people expanded her interest in human vulnerability and resilience. She is particularly fascinated by the large consequences of seemingly transient decisions and chance events and explores these phenomena in non-fiction and fiction. She has recently been working as a grant writer while continuing her own work. Years of traveling have left the mark of wanderlust, though these days Karen stays close to home in Northern California where she enjoys gardening, reading, daydreaming, nature hikes, and urban jaunts in San Francisco.